The 2022 Calgary Stampede will officially arrive this morning with the annual celebration of the Stampede Parade passing through downtown.
The parade is scheduled to begin at 8:55 a.m. MDT and CTV News Calgary will broadcast the festivities on television and online. The livestream will be available here.
Kevin Costner, star of countless movies as well as the critically acclaimed TV series Yellowstonewill serve as Stampede Marshal this year.
More than 90 entries, including marching bands, floats and horseback bands, are to travel the horseshoe-shaped road westbound along Ninth Avenue, three blocks north on 10th Street, then eastbound on Sixth Avenue. More than 200 horses and 4,000 people will participate in the parade.
Details regarding the parade route, road closures, parking lot closures and Calgary Transit detours are available here.
Retired CTV News meteorologist David Spence will select the best of the best from the entrants in his role as the celebrity parade judge for the Stampede.
The Calgary Stampede is offering free admission to Stampede Park on parade day from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.